Papanui High School Senior Coursebook
|Sections in this topic:|
|Welcome to the Papanui High School Senior Coursebook.|
|Introduction||General Information | Subject Choice & NCEA | Curriculum Guide Overview|
|NCEA||National Qualifications | Literacy and Numeracy | Certificate endorsements | Scholarship | University Study | University Entrance | Approved Subject list for NCEA|
|Subject choices||Subject Choice | Careers & Transition | Gateway | Star funded courses | Changes to Level 2 Courses | Introduction of Semester Courses | Subject Planner|
|Course Descriptions||Learn more about courses being offered in 2013|
The National Certificates of Educational Achievement (NCEAs) offer all students the opportunity to achieve to their potential. NCEAs are recognised by employers and universities in New Zealand and overseas. A range of national certificates will also be available. You can study towards one or more specialist national certificates at the same time as NCEAs. All credits count towards your NCEA. NCEAs are standard-based qualifications. This means that you are assessed against standards that measure what you know and can do. There are two types of standards: achievement standards and unit standards. Teachers will assess unit standards at school (internal assessment). You will either reach the required standard and achieve the standard (achieved) or, if you do not reach the standard, you will get a not achieved. Achievement standards are either assessed by teachers at school (internally assessed) or at the end of the year in national exams (externally assessed). You will get a not achieved grade if you do not meet the standard. If you achieve a satisfactory standard, you will gain an achieved grade. You will get merit for a very good performance or excellence for outstanding performance.
Literacy & Numeracy
|Level 1||80 credits are required at any level (level 1, 2 or 3) including 10 in literacy and 10 in numeracy.|
|Level 2||60 credits at level 2 or above + 20 credits from any level|
|Level 3||60 credits at level 3 or above + 20 credits from level 2 or above|
Level 1 NCEA requires students to achieve literacy and numeracy standards as part of the qualification. Your tutor will let you know which achievement standards count towards literacy and numeracy. Some students may gain literacy and mumeracy through the new, specially focused unit standards. At Level 2 you should start thinking about what areas you need to focus on for your future study or career. Your level 2 results are important – these are sometimes used as part of the selection process by universities, polytechnics and employers. You need to choose your level 3 subjects carefully to ensure that you are exploiting your strengths while meeting course requirements for university, polytechnics and/or future employment.
You should be aiming to achieve to your potential.
- You may achieve your certificate with excellence if you get 50 excellence credits.
- If you get 50 credits at merit, or a mixture of merit and excellence, you will receive an NCEA certificate endorsed with merit.
You will also have the opportunity to aim for a merit or excellence course endorsement. This means that if you receive 14 or more excellence credits in one of your courses, you will receive an excellence endorsement for that subject or course. If you receive 14 credits at merit or a mixture of merit and excellence, you will receive a merit endorsement.
If you achieve a significant number of excellence or merit and excellence results in a subject at level 2, you should consider entering scholarship. Scholarship is externally assessed and is designed to extend very able students. It provides successful candidates with financial assistance for tertiary study. If you demonstrate significant ability and interest in a particular subject, you may be eligible to enrol in a university paper.
Important Information for Students Entering Year 13
Please note the following:
- Universities have limited entry to many courses and may now use a Grade point average score for entry. Therefore even if you have University Entrance, you may not have entry to the course you wish to take.
- Some programmes, for example fine arts and music, have additional requirements such as an audition, interview, portfolio of work or pre-requisite subjects.
- Some commerce, medicine and engineering courses have additional academic requirements.
- Entry to University for International students has changed. IELTS is not accepted, if you have studied at a New Zealand School.
- The University preparation course (held at most Universities) is for students who have failed to achieve University Entrance. This course is generally for one semester. Successful completion will give you entry to any New Zealand University.
- The University preparation course for English speakers is being phased out at some Universities.
- Polytechnics and some Private Providers also offer Diploma and Degree courses, and you need to be aware of their entry requirements, eg nursing at CPIT requires you to take an English rich subject and achieve University Entrance.
- Check with the careers staff or the course tutor which subjects you should take in Year 13 for further study.
NB Entry requirements are constantly changing at all tertiary institutions.
- SEE THE CAREER STAFF - MS CASHION AND MRS BRODIE
- READ THE NOTICES
- ATTEND THE CAREERS INFORMATION VISITS AND SPEAKERS
In NZ there are eight universities. Courses and entry requirements are constantly being updated. Please refer to the links below for the most up to date information.
- The University of Auckland
- Auckland University of Technology
- The University of Waikato
- Massey University (Albany, Manawatu, Wellington)
- Victoria University of Wellington
- The University of Canterbury
- Lincoln University (Christchurch)
- The University of Otago
There are 19 polytechnics in New Zealand. Of these two are located within Auckland.
A full list of all polytechnics in NZ, including links can be found here: http://webdirectory.natlib.govt.nz/dir/en/nz/education/tertiary-education/polytechnics-and-institutes-of-technology/
Entry to University for 2013
Subjects A, B and C must be from the approved list of subjects = 42 credits.
PLEASE SEEK ADVICE IF YOU ARE UNSURE OF WHAT YOU NEED TO TAKE
NEW University Entrance from 2014
University Entrance (UE) will continue to be the minimum requirement to go to a New Zealand university. From 2014 to be awarded UE you will need:
- NCEA level 3 - 14 credits in each of 3 approved subjects
- Literacy - 10 credits at Level 2 or above (5 credits in reading from specified standards, 5 credits in writing from specified standards)
- Numeracy - 10 credits at Level 1 or above
- Once you have met the requirements for University Entrance it will appear on your Record of Achievement
Approved Subject list for NCEA
|Approved Subject||Field / Sub-field / Domain / Standards|
|Accounting||Domain Accounting – Generic|
|Agriculture & Horticulture||Domain Agricultural & Horticultural Science|
|Business Studies - New 2012||Domain Business Studies|
|Classical Studies||Domain Classical Studies|
|Computing||Domain Generic Computing US18741, US18749|
|Cook Islands Maori||Domain Cook Islands Maori|
|Dance||Domains Dance Choreography, Dance Performance, Dance Perspectives|
|Design (Practical Art)||
AS90515, AS90516, AS90517,
|Education for Sustainability - New 2012||Domain Environmental Sustainability|
|Health Education||Domain Health Education|
|History of Art||Domain Art History|
|Mathematics with Calculus|| Domain Trigonometry|
US5267, US11102, US12344
|Statistics and Modelling|| Subfield Statistics and Probability|
US5256, US5264, US5262, US5272
|Media Studies||Domain Media Studies|
|Music Studies||Domain Music Studies or Making Music|
|Painting (Practical Art)|| AS90659, AS90663, AS90667|
|Photography (Practical Art)|| AS90660, AS90664, AS90668|
|Physical Education||Domain Physical Education|
|Printmaking (Practical Art)|| AS90661, AS90665, AS90669|
|Religious Studies - New 2012||Domain Understanding Religion|
|Science|| Domain Core Science|
Domain Earth Science
|Sculpture (Practical Art)|| AS90662, AS90666, AS90670|
|Social Studies||Domain Social Studies|
|Technology||Domain Technology - General Education|
|Te Reo Rangatira or Te Reo Māori||Subfield Reo Māori|